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Paula Deen Joins Cast of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

26 August 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen is joining the cast of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” according to media reports. Deen will be competing with Bindi Irwin, the 17-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza, who won the Triple Crown in June. Other contestants for the reality hit’s 21st season are still to be named. Reps for “DWTS” declined to comment. Nine of the 12 pros have already been announced: Karina Smirnoff will be returning to the show after sitting last season out. Val Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Artem Chigvintsev, »

- Itay Hod

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Bindi Irwin to Compete on 21st Season of "Dancing with the Stars"

24 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Bindi Irwin is trading crocodiles for foxtrots! The 17-year-old daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin has officially signed on to the 21st season of "Dancing with the Stars," ABC announced this morning. The teenager is the first star to be confirmed for the new season, which kicks off September 14. Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff will be returning this season, but so far, it's unclear who Irwin will be paired up with. The rest of the reality show's lineup will be announced over the next two weeks. Bindi, who lives in Australia with her mother and brother, will move to Los Angeles (at least temporarily) to compete on the show -- so get ready to see a lot of her once she lands stateside! Irwin recently opened up about special someone in her life, professional wake boarder Chandler Powell. "I was blessed to meet Chandler and his family back in November 2013," she explains. »

- tooFab Staff

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Mark Ballas -- I Got a New Zip Code in My Step ... 90210

22 August 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

'DWTS' star Mark Ballas just dropped $2.5 mil on a fixer upper. It will make more sense when we tell you this ... the house is in a primo section of Bev Hills. It's a skosh over 4,600 feet, with 5 bed and 5 bath, but it needs major work. We're told Mark hasn't decided whether he'll live in it or flip it, but he has options, and talent. Mark and pal Derek Hough flipped a house they bought together for $1.2 mil, »

- TMZ Staff

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Hough Returning To 'DWTS'

19 August 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Derek Hough is one of the many pros returning for "Dancing with the Stars" Season 21.

ABC's "Good Morning America" announced all of the pros set for the upcoming season, which premieres this September on the network.

Longtime cast members Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and Mark Ballas are also back.

Photos: 'Dancing's' Derek Hough

Witney Carson is returning as is Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess and Allison Holker.

Karina Smirnoff, who did not take part in Season 20, will also be back.

Photos: ‘Dancing’s’ Mirrorball Winners: They Came, They Danced, They Conquered!

As previously ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Reveals Season 21 Pro Dancers

19 August 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dancing With the Stars” has unveiled its list of returning pro dancers for the upcoming Season 21. Derek Hough and Mark Ballas are back, and Karina Smirnoff returns after taking a season off. Joining them as competition will be Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd and Witney Carson, as well as defending champion Val Chmerkovskiy, who last time took home the Mirror Ball Trophy with celebrity partner Rumer Willis. The pros’ new batch of celebrity partners will be revealed Sep. 2 on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Also Read: 'Dancing With the Stars' Karina Smirnoff to Co-Star in »

- Tony Maglio

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Dancing With the Stars Season 21 Pro Cast Has Few Surprises

19 August 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The biggest “surprise” about Dancing With the Stars‘ Season 21 pro line-up… was already revealed this week, with the news that Season 13 champ Karina Smirnoff will be returning to the parquet after sitting out last cycle.

RelatedDancing With the Stars Season 21: Karina Smirnoff Returns

Outside of that return, the pro cast as revealed thus far is, well, pretty much Bau, led by Val Chmerkovskiy (who grabbed the mirror ball trophy last season, with partner Rumer Willis), five-time champ Derek Hough (who sat out a few weeks last go-round due to an injury) and two-time winner Mark Ballas.

Among the ladies, »

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'Dancing with the Stars' announces season 21 pros: Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough ...

19 August 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Dancing with the Stars" has revealed the professional dancers who will be competing in the upcoming 21st season of the celebrity dance competition. They are Mark Ballas, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd and returning pro Karina Smirnoff. -Break- 'So You Think You Can Dance' Poll: Who do You want to win this season? The stars who will dance with them will be announced on September 2. Of those dancers, two are nominated for Emmys this year: Derek Hough and Witney Carson both contend in the Best Choreography race for their work in the ABC competition series. Hough previously won in 2013, which was the first victory in the category for "DWTS." Hough is also the most successful pro dancer in "DWTS" history, winning five titles. Ballas is a two-time victor. Chmerkovskiy is the returning champion, having won season 20 with Rumer »

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Dancing With the Stars' Season 21 Pros Revealed! Derek Hough, Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy Returning

19 August 2015 5:29 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Your favorite dancing queens (and kings) are back for more! Dancing With the Stars viewers will be happy to hear that Season 21 of the ABC hit competition features the return of several fan favorites, including Derek Hough, Karina Smirnoff, and Val Chmerkovskiy. The pros were revealed on Good Morning America on Wednesday, Aug. 19. In addition to Hough, Smirnoff, and Chmerkovskiy, the roster includes Mark Ballas, Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, and Witney Carson. Aside from Smirnoff, all of the pros competed in Season [...] »

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'Dancing With the Stars' Fall Season 21 Pro Dancers Revealed

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's almost time to head back to the dance floor for "Dancing With the Stars" Season 21. ABC's fall 2015 celeb cast won't be revealed until September 2, but the professional dancers are the real stars nowadays and "Good Morning America" revealed nine of the pros on August 19.

Here are the announced pros:

Karina Smirnoff (Season 13 pro champion, returning after a season off)

Val Chmerkovskiy (reigning Season 20 pro champion)

Derek Hough (five time pro champion)

Mark Ballas (two-time pro champ)

Witney Carson (Season 19 pro champ)

Peta Murgatroyd (Season 14 pro champ)

Sharna Burgess

Artem Chigvintsev

Allison Holker

That's only nine names, and DWTS has had 12-13 pairs for several years now. The show hasn't had less than 10 since Season 20, so ... should we expect more pro names to be added? Where's Tony Dovolani? How about Emma Slater? No Keo Motsepe? Maybe Maksim Chmerkovskiy and/or Cheryl Burke will return, like Karina, and we just have to wait for more names. »

- Gina Carbone

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Mark Ballas -- I'm About to Become a Studio Mogul

24 July 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mark Ballas is gunning to become the Arthur Murray of the 21st century. We've learned Ballas plans to open a slew of dance studios across the country, called the Mark Ballas Dance and Performing Arts Center. The first is set to open next week in Charlotte, N.C. We're told Ballas and his business partner expect to have 50 centers up and running by the end of next year. Our sources say Mark will be an active owner, »

- TMZ Staff

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Dancing With The Stars Rumer Willis & Val Won The Whole Show Tonight,May 19th

19 May 2015 9:07 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Tonight's finale show, kicked off with an opening performance from the pros and eliminated contestants. Riker and Allison did an encore performance of last night's routine. Redfoo and Emma Slater performed his song "Juicy Wiggle." Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe danced to "California Gurls." Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani reprized their "Copacabana" dance. Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson danced their Shark Tank-themed dance from week 1. Music star, Jason Derulo, sang his song "Want to Want Me." Noah Galloway and Amy Purdy danced together. Chris Soules and Witney Carson danced their "Footloose" dance. Nastia Liukin, Sasha Farber and Derek Hough performed their Modern Charleston number. Willow Shields and Mark Ballas performed their Alice in Wonderland dance. Musical group, Fifth Harmony, showed up to perform, "Worth It." Sia and the Houghs performed "Elastic Heart." Patti Labelle and Artem Chigvintsev danced their "In Da Club" routine. Then the 3 finalists hit the stage »

- Andre Braddox

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Noah Galloway's Biggest Fans? His Dancing With the Stars Competition

19 May 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Noah Galloway's biggest fans? His biggest Dancing With the Stars competition. After scoring 32 out of 40 points for his first dance during Monday night's show, Noah admitted to E! News' Maria Menounos he was "upset." But then he found support from a surprising source: his fellow finalists. "Everyone—Riker [Lynch], Rumer [Willis], Val [Chmerkovskiy], Allison [Holker]—everyone was saying, 'Relax, kill the freestyle,'" he said, adding that pros Derek Hough and Mark Ballas also gave him some encouraging words before his second dance, which received a perfect score. "Mark and Derek said, 'Don't word about the dance, just give the emotion,' »

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Ellen, ‘DWTS’ Bromance, 2 Sexiest Men Alive: How Hgtv Proves ‘Niche’ Isn’t a Dirty Word

28 April 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When Hgtv broke ground in December 1994, few in the industry thought it would amount to more than a quaint idea with niche appeal. Fast-forward two decades, and the once-tiny lifestyle and gardening channel has morphed into a global cultural phenomenon with shows from Ellen DeGeneres and “Dancing With the Stars” pros Mark Ballas and Derek Hough, who debut Tuesday in “Mark and Derek’s Excellent Flip.” The buzzy marquee names along with the cable network’s homegrown crop of hot hosts and simple yet highly addictive formats are sending ratings through the roof. For the week ending April 26, Hgtv was the. »

- Itay Hod

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Mark Ballas' Praise of Willow Shields Is the Sweetest Thing You'll Hear Today

28 April 2015 6:34 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Are we watching the same Dancing With the Stars, because why did Willow Shields just get sent home? The Hunger Games star, who at just 14 has been wowing audiences and the DWTS judges along with partner Mark Ballas, was sent home on Monday. "It's a little shocking, yeah," Willow told us after the show. But the actress is leaving with her head held high and some amazing memories. She said her seven weeks on Dancing With the Stars were the "most incredible experience" of her life. But wait, she's just 14. "And I'm 14 and I'm saying I know when I'm older, I'll still look back on this and [think about] how exciting and memorable it was," she said. For their final dance, Mark »

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Willow Shields and 10 Other Women Eliminated Too Early on 'Dancing with the Stars'

28 April 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Dancing with the Stars had the first big shocking elimination of season 20 this week as Hunger Games star Willow Shields and partner Mark Ballas were eliminated in seventh place. The two finished in second on the leaderboard for the past two weeks, earning very favorable comments from the judges. Most fans assumed they would most likely make it to the Final 4 as Ballas had done in his previous two seasons.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Delivers Shocking Blow to Fan Favorite

27 April 2015 9:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars”)  The odds were not in this “Dancing With the Stars” contestant’s favor on Monday night as 14-year-old “Hunger Games” actress Willow Shields was the latest to get the ax. Season 20’s youngest contestant and dance pro Mark Ballas were ninja warriors for a futuristic jazz routine that failed to connect with the judges, possibly because their faces were covered throughout. After delivering the crushing blow of rejection, host Tom Bergeron immediately transformed into a father figure to hug it out with Shields, »

- Debbie Emery

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Dancing With The Stars 20 Eliminated Willow Shields & Mark Ballas Tonight,April 27th

27 April 2015 7:55 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Tonight's elimination/performances show, kicked off with Riker Lynch & Allison Holker performing a '20s Quickstep to land a great score of 37 out of 40 from the judges. Chris Soules & Witney Carson danced a '40s Foxtrot for a pretty good 31 score. Rumer Willis & Val Chmerkovskiy served up a '60s Jive routine that landed them a very good 35 score. Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess delivered a '70s Jazz number that got them a great 36 score. Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson performed a '80s Argentine Tango dance that landed them a 31 score. Nastia Liukin & Sasha Farber performed a Modern Charleston dance that brought in the best score of the night with a 38! Then we saw Willow Shields & Mark Ballas wrap up the couples performances with a Futuristic Jazz routine that landed them a really nice 37 score. Shortly afterwards, it was revealed that Natasia and Sasha got immunity for scoring the highest score of the night. »

- Andre Braddox

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'DWTS' Shocking Elimination!

27 April 2015 7:48 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"Dancing with the Stars" had the biggest shock of the season so far on Monday night, when a strong team was sent home.

(Spoiler alert! This story contains the results of Monday's "DWTS.")

Despite impressive progress over the weeks, "Hunger Games" actress Willow Shields, and her partner, Mark Ballas, were eliminated from the competition. The news left the judges and other contestants stunned.

Photos: 'Dancing With The Stars' -- Scenes From The 10th Anniversary Show

"It is what it is," Mark said, speaking for the pair after receiving the disappointing news (Willow, 14, was understandably emotional ...

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Dancing With the Stars Week 7 Results: Did the Right Couple Go Home?

27 April 2015 7:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dancing With the Stars pulled a fast one on us in a number of ways this Monday night.

First, the dreaded double elimination was postponed by one week, taking quite a bit of suspense out of one of the season’s most eventful shows.

Then, in a results shocker that was, perhaps, not entirely unfair but certainly unexpected, one of Season 20’s frontrunners was sent packing in a flurry of tears and hugs from the other contestants.

But that’s enough suspense. Let’s get right to the highlights of Monday’s “Eras Night” broadcast, which found each couple dancing »

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Dancing with the Stars Elimination Shocker! Plus, Watch Bruce Willis Surprise Rumer At Rehearsal

27 April 2015 7:42 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well that was a surprise. And not a good one. While we were ready to say goodbye to one of the more consistently low-scoring couples like Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson or Chris Soules and Witney Carson, tonight's bottom two were two of the consistently high-scoring couples: Rumer Willis & Val Chmerkovskiy vs. Willow Shields & Mark Ballas. Unfortunately, no one volunteered as tribute when it was announced that Willow and Mark were going home, even after tying for second place with a 37 out of 40 and winning their dance off against Riker Lynch and Allison Holker. Even Chris and Witney were totally shocked to find that they were safe. Like us, they probably couldn't see a single reason for sending »

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